Dorothy G. Steffen, age 92 of Yankton, SD, formerly of Hartington, Nebraska died on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, SD
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Friday at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services at church.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Steffen, Tim Bochholt, Marvin Steffen, David Gentrup, Raymond Spenner, and Martin Spenner.
Dorothy Gertrude Spenner was born on September 7, 1926 in West Point, Nebraska to Ignatius and Anna (Risse) Spenner. She grew up in West Point and attended West Point Guardian Angels Elementary School. Dorothy married Ralph Steffen on February 4, 1948 in West Point. After their marriage, they worked for a farmer in Monterey, Nebraska for two years, then moved to a farm southwest of Hartington in 1950. She and Ralph retired & moved into Hartington in 1989. She moved to Majestic Bluffs in Yankton in October of 2009 and was a resident of Sr. James Care Center at her death.
Dorothy was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, its Ladies Guild, and a member of the Perpetual Adoration. She served as the treasurer of the Cedar Catholic Development. She was a member of the Ministry of Praise, Christian Mothers, and formerly served as the Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America. Dorothy was very active in her parish life and made many altar cloths and banners. She was a former 4-H leader and loved her flower & vegetable garden. She was an expert in crafts and needlework & worked as a skilled seamstress for 25 years. Often her handiwork could be found adorning the interior of Holy Trinity or on an auction table to benefit Cedar Catholic H.S.
Dorothy is survived by her three children and spouses John Steffen & Kathy Fimple of Omaha, NE, Paula and Art Rosethal of Omaha, Gene and Donna Steffen of Hartington; 5 grandchildren - Jeremiah Steffen, Joshua (Michelle) Steffen, Jennifer (Rusty) Kermoade, Jonathan (Brittany) Rosenthal, and Dulcia Steffen (fiance' Bobby Armstrong); great-grandchildren Ebony DeBolt, Liliana, Alexander, and Charlotte Steffen, Tyler and Carson Rosenthal, Carlie, Gabriela, and Annabelle Kermoade; sister Mathilda (Elno "Doc") Zikmund; sisters-in-law Sr. Irma Steffen and Denelda Potts; many nieces, nephews, godchildren, and other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ignatius & Anna Spenner; husband Ralph on March 2, 2002 at the age of 80 years; 17 siblings Joseph, Henry, Rev. Ignatius, Catherine, Anna Steffen, Agnes (Sr. Leovigild), Elizabeth (Sr. Johnitta), Helen (Sr. Marie Paula), Ferdinand, Barbara (Sr. Ann), Rev. Conrad, Paul, Bernard, Frances Bockholt; three half-sisters Theresa Gentrup, Mary Gentrup, and infant Anna.
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